Published: July 27th 2011July 25th 2011
Another lovely day on the water. Today we were on the Cassiopea boat for our trip to Amalfi. Stefano was our pilot again, and while there was less wind today, the seas were very high.
The fun thing about these rubber boats is that they can hug the shoreline very closely, which is what we did all the way to Minore, the next little town past Amalfi. Along the way we saw Praiano and some other little towns, many of them with old Roman or Norman walls and buildings. It’s really beautiful to see the view from the sea, where the waves were pounding against the cliffs.
This part of Italy seems as if it’s like a giant cliff that continues straight into the water from the land, with huge vertical drops. The waves crash against the walls of the cliffs almost like water sloshing in a bowl...no real waves with breakers, but just a constant ebb and flow against the cliffs forming the coastline. It’s very different from Hawaii, but I kept thinking it was ideal for standup paddling because there are no currents and really very little wind. I’m surprised they don’t have SUP yet -- but
I bet that within the next 10 years, the SUP sport will be all over this coast of Italy.
There are more photos below